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ASUS - 27" Widescreen Flat-Panel IPS LED HD Monitor - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I really wanted to love this monitor

    Posted
    CSchiffner
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I purchased this monitor with the expectation of replacing my two 1080p 21.5" monitors. In terms of use, I design websites, author custom web applications, and offer IT support. Unfortunately things didn't work out. Here's why I ultimately returned the monitor: 1) Connectivity. My Macbook supports HDMI and Mini DisplayPort. HDMI offered a very fuzzy picture. Images looked fine but menus and text were blurry. Using Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort solved the issue with clarity BUT as you'll see in other reviews the DisplayPort on this monitor is ridden with bugs (won't wake from sleep, random blinking, etc). 2) Text refinement/clarity. Even when connected with a DisplayPort cable, I was experiencing far more eye strain reading text on this monitor vs my older 21.5" 1080p monitors. Side by side, this monitor produced text that was less sharp. Technically the dot pitch on this monitor is smaller than my old one so it should have been sharper. That's not what I experienced. 3) Backlight bleed. I don't do a lot of gaming but backlight bleed was extremely noticeable on dark images and websites. I found myself moving my head to avoid seeing the washout effect it produced (like old non-TFT monitors). It was not noticeable on the left side of the screen while the bottom right corner was awful. There is a professional review of this monitor on another website that discusses uneven backlighting which might have something to do with what I was seeing. 4) Color accuracy. This is probably a non-issue for average users but as a professional I found it incredibly difficult to work with. I have several laptops and monitors that I test my designs on before sending them to clients. This monitor produced colors that were darker than any other display I own (to the amount of several shades in a color picker). The white balance on this monitor was also very difficult to dial in. I either found it far too cool or warm following calibration. and it was too warm uncalibrated. Whites had a slightly red hue to them out of the box. The sum of these issues forced me to return this monitor. As much as the size and resolution were amazing, these negatives outweighed the extra screen real-estate I gained.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This Asus monitor has good color and resolution

    Posted
    Rusty
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    My new Asus PB278Q 27-inch monitor produces a very good, bright, high-resolution image. The black case and stand are attractive and sit firmly on my desk with no looseness in the gimbal. The setup instructions, however, are very poor -- there is no text, just a few diagrams, and a couple of the steps are nearly uninterpretable. For example, the monitor is shipped with the screen oriented in vertical position relative to the stand, and it does not respond to a modest effort to rotate it. Should one apply more force? Or is there a latch of some sort that needs to be released? The instructions are silent on this question. I took a chance and pulled hard on the screen, and it then rotated into a horizontal position. I also discovered a piece of dirt between the LCD panel and the transparent panel -- it covers more than 3 pixels and moves around if I tap on the monitor. I'm hoping to knock it to the bottom of the panel so it won't show and I won't have to return the monitor for replacement. But the fact that this very obvious problem was ignored during the factory inspection suggests a lack of respect for the customer on the part of the manufacturer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    nice but have issues

    Posted
    Cortez857
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I brought this monitor know that may have issues you can't believe everything you read so I try it. could not get dvi-dl to work but the d-sub work fine had a nice picture but it was you 1080 and I brought it for 1440 hdmi work fine when they test at best buy they check my pc the dvi-dl work fine I return it they told me that they were out stock sorry I had to wait until they get more inn to get me another one by the time they got them inn they were not on sale anymore and they would not honor the sale price and that was ok because it probably on going problem with asus

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Monitor for the price...unfortunately?

    Posted
    ChinnuPillai
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Quality control issue...there are dead pixels...replaced twice without much luck...returned it. I would not recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend